Harry Potter Costume

From his robe and glasses to his wand and scars, here are all the items you need for a Harry Potter costume.

For the few who may not know, Harry Potter is the Boy Who Lived, the star of JK Rowling's wildly popular Harry Potter book series. Throughout the series, Harry learns about the magical world he was born into but never knew, the Lord Voldemort who took the life of his parents (and so many others), and what the true meanings of friendship and courage are.

If you are a witch or wizard, then the place to go for Harry Potter robes and costumes is DIagon Alley. Sadly, this is a place that is unaccessible to Muggles. The most trusted source for buying Harry Potter costumes online for Muggles is Amazon.com. No magical knowledge is needed to shop at at this place!

I have gathered together all the items you will need for your own Harry Potter costume. Have fun putting it together!

Gryffindor Robe

Harry was sorted into Gryffindor so he is most often seen wearing the Gryffindor house robes. Harry had only one choice for his robes, but you have many.

You can choose a robe that is basic, or you can choose one that is made from a better quality material and has more detail. Which robe you choose is up to your personal preference, since any of them will work fine for your costume. The Gryffindor house robes are available in sizes for children and adults, which means that fans of all ages have the opportunity to dress up as Harry.


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Harry Potter without his round glasses is unthinkable. Every Harry Potter costume has to have his trademark specs! There are a lot of Harry Potter style glasses for you to choose from. You can get glasses that have metal frames or plastic, though the metal framed glasses look the most realistic.

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Some of the Gryffindor house robes include matching ties, but that is not true for all the costumes. Before you buy a robe, be sure to check if a tie comes with it so you know if you need to buy one separately or not. When you look through the available Gryffindor ties you will notice that they are all maroon and gold, but the shade of maroon changes from tie to tie. The image below shows the most common Gryffindor tie, which includes the Gryffindor house crest on it.

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Every wizard needs a wand to properly channel his magical abilities. Harry's wand is no exception. His was made by Mr. Garrick Ollivander, considered by many to be the best wand maker alive. His wand was made from the wood of a holly tree, and contains a single phoenix feather at its core. The feather, Harry later learned, was from Dumbledore's phoenix, Fawkes. Mr. Ollivander declared that Harry's wand was nice and supple.

The wood choice of holly was not random. J.K. Rowling chose holly wood because it has a history in European folklore of being able to repel evil. How very clever of Ms. Rowling!

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Unless you have naturally short, black hair you will need a wig. Harry's hair is described in the books as being unruly, often sticking up in places, much to the frustration of Aunt Petunia. There are several choices that will work with a Harry costume.

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The Gryffindor beanie is a perfect addition for anyone who lives in colder climates.

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If you really want to stay warm while wearing your costume, then add a Gryffindor scarf as an accessory. Be aware, however, that not all scarves match the beanies. Take the time to make the beanie and scarf that you want will match.

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Video Tutorial of Harry's Lightning Shaped Scar

There is just one more thing that is needed before your costume is complete - Harry's famous lightning shaped scar. The video tutorial seen below will show you how to recreate Harry's scar on your forehead.

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